hibachi fried rice recipe ( Japanese fried rice)

Hibachi fried rice is Japanese fried rice with garlic flavours given to the rice and is definitely one of the most simple recipes to try out in all the rice recipes. The recipes require egg and rice along with some chopped veggies and a sauce. This is usually made in Hibachi style but since it is homemade, following a cooking technique of that kind can get tough.

I am trying to replicate the same recipe on the blog using the homemade style of cooking and therefore, hoping my viewers enjoying the recipe that tastes as good as the restaurant ones.

hibachi fried rice served in a bowl

About the recipe

The fried rice or “Yakimeshi” made here is Japanese fried rice that involves basically hibachi cooking techniques. Hibachi cooking makes use of a large metal plate on which the food is cooked. Below the large metal plate is the burning fire produced through charcoal or wood.

This type of cooking tastes delicious as fire produced through wood or charcoal gives an amazing flavour to any recipe made. It tastes unique and delicious, unlike the food that tastes through the other cooking techniques that are instant and quick but do not give any taste.

Here, making the recipe in a simple manner on a cooktop in a pan in order to avoid ordering it from a restaurant and making it using similar ingredients.

Using long-grain rice that is cooked or can use leftover rice or any rice available at home can be made use of. The other stuff needed to make are veggies, one can use small chopped cubes of cooked chicken breast, fried eggs and seasoning and make it just by sauteing all these ingredients along with rice and sauce.

Below are the details shared about the ingredients used to make the recipe.

Ingredients

Eggs: Adding eggs or cooked chicken breast pieces is the main idea behind making this fried rice. The eggs are scrambled well on a pan separately or on the metal plate traditionally before adding them to the rice. Eggs can be added generously.

Veggies: Using chopped garlic, ginger as optional, green peas, chopped carrots, chopped onions give great taste to the fried rice.

Rice: The rice is cooked fresh and used and can make use of leftover rice to make the fried rice or making use of any regional rice available is fine to make this recipe.

Soy sauce: Making use of soy sauce by adding it to the fried rice to stir-fry well is the key ingredient to bring the required taste to the recipe

Sesame oil: Traditionally, sesame oil is added to the rice to give the required aroma but if not handy, it can be skipped.

Seasonings: Salt, pepper are the common seasonings to use and this is a less spicy recipe perfectly balanced with the right flavours.

hibachi fried rice served in a bowl

Various fried rice recipes

Not only fried rice recipes made using eggs or chicken are common but other fried rice recipes are highly made in this style such as hibachi shrimp fried rice, hibachi chicken fried rice etc… There are different fried rice recipes on the blog such as egg fried rice, chicken fried rice, veg fried rice etc…

Variations

The fried can be made with a number of variations. It can be made using non-vegetarian ingredients and made only with veggies. Just skipping stir-fried eggs and frying rice with only veggies and sauce is a good option for those who do not prefer vegetarian food.

The added enhancements can be a protein such as chicken breast pieces or lean meat pieces that are cooked well and also adding shrimp or steak too is a wonderful variation that can be done to the rice.

Adding different veggies is a great option and I have added quite a few veggies but adding various other veggies such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage that is shredded gives a wonderful flavor and boosts the health value of the rice recipe.

Adding short-grain rice is traditionally done to the hibachi fried rice but other rice too such as long grain basmati rice or jasmine rice or any white rice is fine with this recipe.

Also, using butter in place of oil is also done while making this Japanese style fried rice.

Cooking rice

For 1 cup of rice, add 2 cups of water to the long grain or short-grain rice and cook in a slow cook manner until rice is done. If cooking the rice in an instant pot, just use 1.5 cups of water to the rice and pressure cook it for 8-10 minutes until rice is completely done.

Step by step procedure

Scrambling the eggs

  • Add oil to the pan and heat it well. Add two eggs beaten well. Cook them for few seconds and add salt to taste and pepper powder (white or black) to the eggs.
    • Use olive oil or vegetable oil or sesame oil or peanut oil or oil of one’s choice.
scrambling the eggs
  • Scramble the eggs and saute them well. Stir fry the eggs until nicely cooked. Can use as many eggs as preferred if one likes more eggs in the rice.
  • Take them out in a bowl.

Making the fried rice

  • Add edible oil to a pan and heat it well. Add minced ginger and miced garlic to the pan an saute well and also, add finely chopped veggies such as finely chopped onions, green peas, finely chopped carrots.
sauteing the veggies to make the fried rice
  • Saute the veggies well for a minute. Can also add any veggie such as cabbage, spring onions, cauliflower etc…
sauteing for a minute
  • Add the scrambled eggs mixture and stir fry few seconds.
adding eggs and sauteing
  • Add in the cooked rice or leftover rice . Give a mix and stir fry well.
sauteing the rice
  • Add seasonings such as salt and white pepper powder. Mix and stir fry on medium flame for a minute. Also, add in soy sauce and sesame oil and mix well.
adding soy sauce
  • Stir fry the rice well until the rice is sauteed well and stir fried. Stir frying the rice is the key step to making a delicious fried rice.
stir-frying the rice
serving the hibachi fried rice or Japanese fried rice

hibachi fried rice recipe ( Japanese fried rice)

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A quick egg and vegetables mixed fried rice made using short grain rice.

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Prep Time 20 mins

Cook Time 15 mins

Course dinner, Lunch, Main(Rice)

Cuisine American, International

Servings 2

Calories 618 kcal

Ingredients  

To scramble the eggs

  • 1 tablespoon oil (vegetable oil or olive oil)
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • salt to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon white pepper powder

To fry the rice

  • 1 tablespoon oil (vegetable oil or olive oil)
  • ½ teaspoon finely chopped ginger
  • ½ teaspoon finely chopped garlic
  • ½ teaspoon finely chopped onions
  • ½ teaspoon finely chopped green peas (boiled or frozen)
  • 1 cup cooked rice (short-grain or long grain rice)
  • salt to taste
  • ½ teaspoon white pepper powder
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • chopped spring onion greens for garnishing

Instructions 

Scrambling the eggs

  • Add oil to the pan and heat it well.

  • Add two eggs beaten well.

  • Cook them for few seconds.

  • Add salt to taste.

  • Add pepper powder (white or black) to the eggs.

  • Scrambke and saute them well.

  • Stir fry the eggs until nicely cooked.

  • Take them out in a bowl.

Making the fried rice

  • Add edible oil to a pan and heat it well.

  • Add minced ginger and miced garlic to the pan an saute well.

  • Add finely chopped veggies such as finely chopped onions, green peas, finely chopped carrots.

  • Saute the veggies well for a minute.

  • Add the scrambled eggs mixture and stir fry few seconds.

  • Add in the cooked rice or leftover rice .

  • Give a mix and stir fry well.

  • Add seasonings such as salt and white pepper powder.

  • Mix and stir fry on medium flame for a minute.

  • Add in soy sauce and sesame oil and mix well.

  • Stir fry the rice well until the rice is sauteed well and stir fried.

  • Hibachi fried rice is ready.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

hibachi fried rice recipe ( Japanese fried rice)

Amount Per Serving

Calories 618
Calories from Fat 369

% Daily Value*

Fat 41g63%

Saturated Fat 6g38%

Trans Fat 1g

Polyunsaturated Fat 11g

Monounsaturated Fat 23g

Cholesterol 327mg109%

Sodium 462mg20%

Potassium 189mg5%

Carbohydrates 45g15%

Fiber 1g4%

Sugar 1g1%

Protein 16g32%

Vitamin A 475IU10%

Calcium 66mg7%

Iron 2mg11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Beinihana fried rice

Benihana version is the restaurant-style recipe made in a similar manner as this recipe with some protein such as chicken breast is added and soy sauce, the ginger sauce is the main sauce added to the rice.

Lastly, teriyaki sauce too is added to the rice and served. Hibachi chicken is made by sauteing some vegetable strips, onions, chicken breast pieces and some seasonings. The chicken is then sauteed in soy sauce to be served with the hibachi fried rice recipe.

Faq’s

What is hibachi-style cooking?

This style of cooking is done on a large griddle or large metal plate where there is woodfire or charcoal fire under the metal plate and hibachi cuisine is made this way.

What oil and sauce are used in this cooking?

Oils mainly used are sesame oil or traditional Japanese oils or tempura oil but if not available they can be replaced with regular edible oils available in different countries. The sauces used are ginger sauce, soy sauce, teriyaki sauce mainly and mostly the rice is given garlic flavours.

How to cook rice for fried rice?

Rice can be cook in a normal way but make sure not to make the rice soggy. The rice has to be fluffy so that the fried rice gets fluffy and loose texture after frying the rice well.

Source: Yummy Indian Kitchen – Indian and International Recipes

By AlJazeera